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                              CHAPTER 7-S.F.No. 33 
                  An act relating to drivers' licenses; permitting 
                  certain licensees to wear headwear in driver's license 
                  and Minnesota identification card photographs; 
                  amending Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 171.071. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 171.071, is 
        amended to read: 
           171.071 [IDENTIFICATION IN LIEU OF PHOTOGRAPHS ON LICENSES 
        AND IDENTIFICATION CARDS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [RELIGIOUS OBJECTION.] Notwithstanding the 
        provisions of section 171.07, the commissioner of public safety 
        may adopt rules to permit identification on a driver's 
        license or Minnesota identification card in lieu of a photograph 
        or electronically produced image where the commissioner finds 
        that the licensee has religious objections to the use of a 
        photograph or electronically produced image. 
           Subd. 2.  [CERTAIN HEADWEAR PERMITTED.] If an accident 
        involving a head injury, serious illness, or treatment of the 
        illness has resulted in hair loss by an applicant for a driver's 
        license or identification card, the commissioner shall permit 
        the applicant to wear a hat or similar headwear in the 
        photograph or electronically produced image.  The hat or 
        headwear must be of an appropriate size and type to allow 
        identification of the holder of the license or card and must not 
        obscure the holder's face. 
           Presented to the governor February 27, 1995 
           Signed by the governor March 1, 1995, 9:53 a.m.